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watchado
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09 10 10:21 pm    Post subject: Air intake question bottom of first post. Pictures updated Reply with quote

Finally got started this week and have a few questions. First all my cook chamber is 72" x 24", my fire box is going to be 20" x 4'. I'm thinking 6" inlet pipe from firebox to cook chamber. Will all this said, how many pipes does everyone use from firebox to cook chamber? What does DP actually use? What type of air inlet on firebox? Smoke stacks, size? I'm sure I'll have more questions but this is a good start. This thing has to be cooking by July 10! I love working under pressure.

I'm thinking 5-3" holes at 6 o'clock. May be overkill but I don't have to open them up all the way. At least I'll be assured to have enough. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09 10 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the DP site. There are plenty of photos on there that may help answer some questions. We've also got a pretty darn good sale going on right now.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09 10 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've looked at that site hundreds of times! And your right it is a good sale but some of it just have to do it ourselves! But don't get me wrong. If I had the money laying around that's exactly what I'd do but I think the misses would be less then supportive! I think she actually likes to watch me slave away in this hot Oklahoma heat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

watchado wrote:
I've looked at that site hundreds of times! And your right it is a good sale but some of it just have to do it ourselves! But don't get me wrong. If I had the money laying around that's exactly what I'd do but I think the misses would be less then supportive! I think she actually likes to watch me slave away in this hot Oklahoma heat.


You anywhere near OKC? I would be happy to answer any questions you have. My phone number is on the site.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11 10 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i talked to travis a couple weeks back he said they use 2 6" pipes from the cook tank to the firebox, .125 wall, im working on a 280 fuel oil barrell dp clone now
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12 10 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a picture of the air intake on the firebox. Anybody got something like that?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12 10 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

watchado, here is a link to some pics that might help.
http://public.fotki.com/winstons/diamondplate_produc/
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12 10 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have added more pictures to the www.DiamondPlatePits.com website, but I do not have a good pic of the firebox intake. I would take one for you, but I no longer have an classic style DPP in stock. If you have a specific question, give me a call and I will be happy to help.
My phone number is on the website.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12 10 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My DP Clone, made from a fuel tank, has 2- 6" pipes from the firebox to the smoker, and 2 - 4" stacks, all four are dampered. The air intake on the firebox is 3 - 3" holes at 7 o'clock on the front side of the firebox with a slider plate w/ 3 holes for adjustibility. I almost always run the air wide open and control the temps with the amount of wood.

Here's a link to a thread with a few pics-sounds like you're on the right track, you picked a great design to copy.

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33297&highlight=
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13 10 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 4-4" pipes from my firebox to the cooker. Also used 2-5" truck exhaust tubes for my stacks.







I have 2-5"x5" holes for the intake...



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13 10 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I'll try to get some pics up today of the progress so far. I've only had a couple evening to work on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13 10 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone give me a length say from axle to ball hitch?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15 10 5:22 am    Post subject: Pics Reply with quote

Cutting off the legs

Upright

Another angle

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